The new Republican State Auditor is criticizing his fellow Republicans in the Legislature. Dave Vaudt says a plan to use nearly 200-million dollars from special state accounts to make the general state budget balance is risky, as lawmakers haven’t come up with a plan for paying the money back. Vaudt says it’s like borrowing from your kid’s college fund because none of your children are in college. But he says if you don’t have a repayment plan, the money won’t be there when the kids are ready for college. Vaudt says the Legislature has borrowed about a billion dollars from state accounts over the past three years, but promises to repay just 375-million.
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